Scholarships

Find out more information regarding course scholarships, Cass scholarships and alumni discounts for postgraduate study at Cass.

Cass Scholarships

We are pleased to be able to offer a number of Cass Scholarships for 2020 intake. Please check the scholarship descriptions below for eligibility details, and for the links to apply. This page will be updated as and when other scholarships are confirmed. Unless otherwise stated, the deadline for scholarship applications was 12 May 2020 (16:00 BST). Applications are still being accepted for the Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship, the Aviva Scholarship, and the Worshipful Company of Insurers Scholarship (please see below for details).

In order to be considered for a Cass scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. Unless otherwise stated, we do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

Decisions are normally made by the awarding body during the summer, and most results will be announced between June and August. We understand the importance of confirming the results of the scholarships as soon as possible. All scholarship applicants will be informed of the decisions by email as and when they are made. Please note that we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Confirmed Scholarships

Stelios Scholarships

Overview

The Stelios Scholarships were established in 2006 by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou through the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and is given in honour of academic excellence, demonstration of financial need, and promise of continued growth.

Cass Business School alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the Chairman of easyGroup and is most famous for founding easyJet at the age of 28. He graduated with a Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988. His foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to dynamic philanthropy: making a positive, exponential difference through funding, inspiring and advising educational, entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives.

Value: Five scholarships, each worth £10,000

Further information about the Stelios Scholarship.

Criteria

Eligible courses: All finance and entrepreneurship related courses.

Geographical requirements: Must be a permanent resident of the EU or UK

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

Aviva Scholarship

Overview

The Aviva Scholarship covers 20% of tuition fees for MSc Actuarial Science and MSc Actuarial Management. It is aimed at applicants from China, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam who are, or whose parents are, current Aviva customers.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,200

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Actuarial Management

Geographical requirements: Must be from China, Indonesia, Singapore, or Vietnam

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Other: You or either one of your parents must be a current Aviva customer holding an in-force policy or active investment managed by Aviva companies in China, Indonesia, Singapore, or Vietnam.

To apply, please visit the Aviva website and submit their scholarship application form. Terms and conditions apply.

Haberman Fund

Overview

The Haberman Fund was set up to pay tribute to Professor Steven Haberman, former Dean of Cass Business School, who has been teaching and conducting research in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School for over 30 years.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £3,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science

MSc Actuarial Management

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

The Clélia Haji-Ioannou Scholarships

Overview

Value: Two scholarships worth £10,000 each

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Energy, Trade and Finance, MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance

Geographical requirements: None

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

The Red Shoe Scholarship - Global Women's Leadership Programme

Overview

This scholarship is generously donated from 2011 Cass MSc Finance and Investment alumna Jane Lesslie, in honour of three friends and colleagues Dagmara Fijalkwoski, Suzanne Gaynor and Wendy Smith.

The Red Shoe Scholarship will be available to applicants entering select Master’s degrees as listed below and will be a part of the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme.

The Programme aims to inspire, equip and connect Cass women who are or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsibleauthentic and thriving leaders.

We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives. We offer scholarships for women, organize speaker events, workshops and nurture a large network of Cass women alumni, students and staff. Our goal is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.

We encourage the recipients to be involved in the programme by leading initiatives of their choice or getting involved in increasing the visibility of the programme.

The scholar will be required to deliver on a project / piece of research / event that explores the integration of markets with achieving social and economic good. Examples of this might be an examination of aspects of Impact Investing* such as the role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screens in investment management, or investing through a gender lens.

* Impact Investing looks at investing intended to create positive social and economic impact beyond only financial returns. For more information and examples, visit RBC's Investing for Impact and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, or read about Ellevest’s investing platform for women.

Value: One scholarship worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses:

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Preferred Applicant:

  • The candidate will take a lead in facilitating a project within the Global Women’s Leadership Programme
  • The candidate has an interest in asset management.
  • Preference will be given to women from the public sector, civil society or NGOs, but those from other sectors will also be considered.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they consider women’s leadership programmes to be relevant and significant to improve the career paths of professional women.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship

Overview

The September 11th Scholarship is provided by The September 11th Insurance Trust which is supported by Lloyds and a number of firms in the London insurance market. The Trust was established on the initiative of Aon and Marsh, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), following the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001. The purpose of the Trust is to hold the proceeds of a charitable events, which are used to fund the education of young people working within the US or UK insurance industry.

There are two scholarships offered in memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives in the attacks.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they want to work in the insurance industry and why the financial assistance is important to them.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

The Iain Allan Bursary

Overview

Iain Allan is an actuary and has been a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School for over twenty years. During his business career he has held senior positions in life insurance companies and the stockbroker Phillips & Drew. He was, for fifteen years, head of strategy at RBS. He is now an independent consultant.

Value: Twelve bursaries worth £5,000 each

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Actuarial Management

Geographical requirements: Permanent resident of India.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Please note that this award will be disbursed to the successful applicants in Term 2 of the MSc degree.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship

Overview

The Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship is awarded with funds raised by the student-led Cass Real Estate Club primarily through the highly successful annual Real Estate Conference.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective candidates must prove their need for financial assistance and display outstanding academic credentials. Those with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Value: £8,000 to be split between several successful candidates or, in exceptional circumstances, to be awarded to one outstanding candidate.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate Investment.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: 11 August 2020

Apply for the Cass Real Estate Investment Club Scholarship

The Worshipful Company of Insurers Scholarship

Overview

The Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI) and Cass Business School have established a scholarship scheme for students taking the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management at Cass.  Under the scheme, two students will have their fees paid in full.

Scholars are expected to be drawn from areas of the UK considered to be relatively lacking in opportunity and they must also be able to demonstrate financial need.

Those wishing to be considered for sponsorship should first apply for the scholarship through the WCI using their application form. Successful applicants will then need to apply to Cass following the standard procedure before the sponsorship can be confirmed.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £20,000. The remaining tuition fees will be met by Cass Business School.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management (full-time September start only)

Geographical requirements: Permanent residents of the UK

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need

Deadline: 31 July 2020

To apply, please submit the scholarship application form through the WCI website. Successful applicants will then need to apply to Cass through the normal application process.

Future Fund Women’s Leadership MSc Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme, with funds donated by Cass Business School alumni and friends. The Programme aims to inspire, equip and connect Cass women who are or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsible, authentic and thriving leaders. We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives. We offer scholarships for women, organize speaker events, workshops and nurture a large network of Cass women alumni, students and staff. Our goal is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.

We encourage the recipients to be involved in the programme by leading initiatives of their choice or getting involved in increasing the visibility of the programme.

Value: One scholarship, worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All MSc degrees

Geographical requirements: None

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they consider women’s leadership programmes to be relevant and significant to improve the career paths of professional women.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2020 intake.

Course Scholarships

Every year dozens of students on our postgraduate Programme are awarded this scholarship in recognition of their previous outstanding academic achievements and a strong course application.

This award is open to all applicants on full-time courses on the MSc Programme.

Eligible candidates will receive an invitation to apply for a course scholarship in their course offer letter. This will give further details of deadlines and how to apply. The majority of course scholarships are offered at the time the course offer is made, and while funds are still available.

The award amount can be up to 20% of the tuition fees and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.

City, University of London alumni discount

Separate to these scholarship schemes all graduates of City, University of London are entitled to a 10% discount on the fees of a Cass MSc course. Please note that, as we aim to offer awards to as many outstanding students as we are able to, City Alumni may only accept either the alumni discount or a course scholarship/Cass scholarship (if applicable) - the larger amount would normally take precedence. For more information, please visit our Alumni benefits section.

Terms and Conditions of Awards

Please be informed that it is Cass Business School master's Programme policy that only one Cass scholarship/course scholarship award/alumni discount can be offered to each applicant. Should you be awarded any other scholarship or be fully funded by an outside source (with the exception of a repayable bank loan) you would have to make a choice of which award you would like to accept.

All scholarships and discounts are credited towards the second instalment of tuition fees; students are therefore required to pay the whole of the first instalment (or the remaining fees if the award is larger than half the tuition fees) during registration.

Further details of the terms and conditions of accepting a scholarship/discount will be provided in the award confirmation letter.